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Sommerville Community Corporation 

The Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a First Source Program Case Manager.  The candidate will ideally begin service on February 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on November 30, 2017.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUNDS

Founded in 1969, Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) is a membership organization with a mission to develop and preserve affordable housing, offer services and programs, and build a collective voice through community organizing and planning in order to realize a stable, diverse, and affordable community. In its 47-year history, SCC has completed over 20 affordable housing projects, resulting in more than 100 ownership units and 184 rental units. We have helped hundreds of adults and young people gain security through counseling, referral and mediation programs. Our organization has also mobilized hundreds of residents to win organizing campaigns around affordable housing, jobs, neighborhood equity, and access to city amenities.

Over the last year, our Real Estate Development Department has continued to put in place property acquisition strategies to help keep Somerville affordable in the face of deepening market pressures. In addition, after years of  promoting a stronger Inclusionary Zoning policy in Somerville, we achieved a truly significant victory this past May, when the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a change in the Somerville Zoning Ordinance to increase the Inclusionary Housing requirement from 12.5% affordable units to 20%. Our Asset Building work has also continued to grow steadily, with robust First-Time Homebuyer and Financial Literacy Programs as well as Individual Development Accounts for Education, in partnership with the Midas Collaborative.

Each of these components is an important piece of SCC’s financial stability work, but it would be fair to say that, currently, our most innovative project is our Somerville First Source Jobs Initiative - the program that will house the 2016-17 AmeriCorps Member. Over the past two years, we have developed an exciting model to link Somerville residents to local jobs. We approach career and job development from both a broad and a client-focused perspective, through a model that brings together the necessary pieces to ensure the success of a local hiring program. As we coach Somerville residents on career issues and provide related services, we create a database of workers seeking employment opportunities in Somerville. At the same time, we make connections and establish relationships with employers to secure a First Look to Somerville residents when they apply for local jobs. All of our work is carried out having the bundling of sustainability-related services as the core strategy, as this approach has been shown to aid clients in the achievement of benchmarks and goals and lead to lasting results in the areas of workforce development, financial education, and income maximization.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play. 

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:

  • Community outreach to potential First Source participants in Somerville, including outreach with Somerville Housing Authority state-supported public housing residents
  • Assisting with the creation of a pilot group of First Source participants who will go through training as a cohort
  • General program outreach through social media, flyering, and participation in/facilitation of orientation workshops with other organizations and programs
  • Case management, which includes intake, one-on-one coaching, skill development, job preparation, job matching, and post-placement contact, with a total case load of 50 clients over the course of the member’s term. 15 of these clients will be placed into jobs.
  • Data tracking of all participants within case load.
  • Workshop facilitation – the member will help facilitate a minimum of five skills training workshops.
  • Assisting with social media exposure for the First Source Program on Facebook and Twitter
  • Participating in training sessions to develop the skills needed to perform the above responsibilities

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Members perform day to day service at 337 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143 and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position.  As such neither LISC nor Somerville Community Corporation will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Haitian Kreyol, or English/Portuguese

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service
  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
  • Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
  • Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member.  Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.  The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC.  Direct deposit is highly encouraged.  A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible).  For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).   

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume to Thais DeMarco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .Youth Employment Program Mentoring Program Organizer

 

Madison Park Development Corporation

Madison Park Development Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Youth Employment Program (YEP) Mentoring Program Organizer. The candidate will ideally begin service on November 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on August 31, 2017.

ORGANZIATION BACKGROUNDS

Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) is one of the nation's first community-based non-profit organizations to independently develop affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. As a Community Development Corporation, it created a model of resident-led community development and has evolved to become a comprehensive agency promoting the full revitalization and redevelopment of the Dudley Square area of Roxbury. With resident leadership and community partnerships, MPDC has undertaken numerous programs to address the social and economic needs of the community and has endeavored to link all of its efforts into a sustainable, comprehensive approach to revitalizing our target area. The Madison Park Community Action department has five areas of focus: 1) Civic Engagement, 2) Resident Leadership Development, 3) Violence Prevention and Public Safety, 4) Health Equity and Community Wellness, and 5) Youth Leadership and Workforce Development. The LISC AmeriCorps Member will support our Community Action efforts within Youth Leadership and Workforce Development, providing outreach, programmatic and administrative assistance to our expanded Youth Employment Programs. http://www.madison-park.org/what-we-do/resident-community-services/

 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

 

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 

With supervision, training and guidance from MPDC’s Director of Community Action, the member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:
 Building out the mentoring component for MPDC’s Youth Workforce programs – the Opportunity Youth Employment Program (OYEP) and the Afterschool Youth Employment Program (AYEP.)
 Identifying training modules for the mentoring curriculum and supporting classroom deliverables to train mentors.
 Training mentors in order to build their knowledge of mentoring and inter-personal skills.
 Interviewing mentors to ensure that matches have a high likelihood of success based on mentee interest.
 Monitoring mentor/mentee relationships and register progress of mentees in Salesforce database system.
 Working closely with mentees and mentors to provide post program job placement.
 Serving as a role model to youth involved in all MPDC programming.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

 

Members perform day to day service at Madison Park Development Corporation and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:
 Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;
 Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
 Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
 Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
 Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

 

This is an AmeriCorps position. As such neither LISC nor MPDC will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

 

DESIRED SKILLS
 

 Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods.
 Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
 Computer skills (MPDC uses a Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher in addition to Salesforce CRM.)
 Good written and oral communication skills.
 Ability to work a flexible schedule (some nights and weekends may be required.)
 Interest in organizing events, workshops & public meetings in a community environment.
 Experience with or interest in mentoring, youth empowerment, workforce development, and designing and facilitating educational workshop and events.

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:
 Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
 Be eligible to perform a term of national service
 Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
 Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
 Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
 Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
 Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service

 

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT
 

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.


PROGRAM BENEFITS

 

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).

 

HOW TO APPLY:
 

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Abrigal Forrester, Director of Community Action
Madison Park Development Corporation
184 Dudley Street, Suite 102
Roxbury, MA 02119
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We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process. 

 

Employment Counselor (Job Placement & Job Referral Services)

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as an Employment Counselor (Job Placement & Job Referral Services). The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUNDS

Founded in 1977, the JPNDC promotes equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain (JPNDC) and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic development initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people and create a better community for all. In addition to developing 631 affordable homes and 250,000 square feet of vibrant commercial space, the JPNDC launched small business, childcare, and workforce programs 18 years ago to help low-income people benefit from revitalization and achieve upward mobility. These have helped over 1,500 families increase their income and made the JPNDC the lead provider of economic development services to Boston’s Latino immigrants.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Providing group and 1:1 Job Readiness and Employment Counseling to target client population.

* Conducting participant orientation, intake and assessment activities.

* Refer participants to the appropriate supportive services.

* Developing and maintaining relationship with employers.

* Assisting with program planning and evaluation activities.

* Participating in outreach activities to promote program, engage employers and recruit/enroll participants.

* Producing regular program reports and related documentation required to meet program reporting requirements.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Members perform day to day service at Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps-sponsored activities including but not limited to:

* Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;

* Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;

* Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;

* Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and

* Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position. As such neither LISC nor JPNDC will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

DESIRED SKILLS

* Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods.

* Sensitivity to participants’ needs and ability to maintain confidentiality.

* Resourcefulness, friendliness, organization, orientation to detail, and initiative.

* Ability to multitask and problem solving skills.

* Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

* Bilingualism in Spanish and English.

* Computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Database.

* Good written and oral communication skills.

* Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends will be required).

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

* Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award

* Be eligible to perform a term of national service

* Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service

* Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)

* Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS

* Be available to serve for a full 10-month period of time

* Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).

HOW TO APPLY: Karla Torrez, Family Prosperity Initiative Program Director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . No phone calls please.

We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.

 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

 

Assistant Project Manager, Real Estate Department

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as an Assistant Project Manager in our Real Estate Department. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.

ORGANZIATION BACKGROUNDS

Dorchester Bay EDC is an established community development corporation that is at a dynamic time in the organization’s rich history. We act to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in the North Dorchester region of Boston. We develop, preserve, and sustain affordable housing for rent and for ownership. We create commercial and economic development opportunities. We build community through organizing and civic engagement activities. Since our founding in 1979, Dorchester Bay EDC has developed close to 1000 units of rental and homeownership housing and 156,000 square feet of commercial space. We have created approximately 1000 jobs and involved more than 1500 young people in recreational, leadership development, and organizing activities.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Real Estate, the member will support our project management team on up to three affordable housing development projects – including two housing rehabilitation projects and one commercial rehabilitation, with possible new construction of both commercial and residential building.

Responsibilities will include:

* Compiling data for the inclusion in financial application;

* Helping to select technical consultants and coordinate large professional project teams;

* Supporting resident relocation efforts for occupied rehabilitation projects;

* Compiling due diligence on project status for lenders and other funders/ investors; and

* Assisting in community outreach and public permitting processes.

The AmeriCorps member will also have the opportunity to be a key contributor in shaping and implementing DBEDC’s green building and sustainability practices. The member will also be asked to contribute to our process evaluation and to bring new ideas to our practice through research of existing rating systems and best practices in our own work and from similar organizations.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Members perform day to day service at Dorchester Bay EDC and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

* Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;

* Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;

* Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;

* Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,

* Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position. LISC and DBEDC will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

DESIRED SKILLS

* Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods.

* A self-starter motivated to use the AmeriCorps opportunity to grow personal skills and grow within the community development field.

* Someone who is enthusiastic about green buildings, as the member will be trained to support our monitoring practices.

* Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

* Computer skills. Comfort working with databases in Microsoft Excel a plus.

* Good written and oral communication skills.

* Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required).

* Interest in real estate development, finance, design and construction.

* Flexible and able to juggle multiple tasks, prioritize, and drive various tasks to completion.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

* Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award

* Be eligible to perform a term of national service

* Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service

* Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)

* Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS

* Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time

* Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service as well as serve the full term of the service

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Boatright, Associate Director of Real Estate. Applications accepted via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or via USPS:

Jessica Boatright

Associate Director of Real Estate Development

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

594 Columbia Road, Suite 302

Boston, MA 02125

Please submit resumes by (4 weeks from posting date).

We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

 

 

Housing Construction Projects Coordinator

NOAH

 

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc. & Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Housing Construction Projects Coordinator. The candidate will ideally begin service on Oct. 1, 2016 & serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.  

 

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUNDS 

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc., (NOAH) is an award-winning non-profit community development corporation providing a range of housing and community development programs and services in the Greater Boston region. Founded in 1987, NOAH initially focused on serving the East Boston communityToday, all NOAH counseling and program staff are bilingual, most in Spanish and English. Over 60% of its clientele is from an ethnic minority household, the majority being either low-income or low/moderate-income. NOAH works towards achieving the National Housing Goal of “a decent home and suitable living environment” for as many underprivileged or underserved individuals as it can within the Greater Boston region. The organizations' 32 full- and part-time staff members are governed by a 16-member Board of Directors. NOAH’s work is guided by its Mission Statement: “NOAH, the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, is an East Boston based community development corporation structured to collaborate with and support residents and communities in their pursuit of affordable housing strategies, environmental justice, community planning, leadership development, and economic development opportunities. NOAH eagerly partners with those residents, neighborhood entities, municipalities or groups that share similar values and goals in order to improve standards of living, build community, and create social/economic opportunities, especially for low and moderate-income persons, families and disadvantaged groups or areas. NOAH’s goals and programs are built on a commitment to equality, fairness, diversity and respect for all people.” 

 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.   

 

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Activities include assisting in construction of 41 affordable rental units at Coppersmith Villagewith attainingrehabbing of multi-families units in East Boston and several potential pipeline projects; specifically: researchingapplyingmeeting; and negotiating w/potential partners; helping with proformascoordinating and participating in community & construction- related meetings; working on construction drawings, plans and jobs; meeting with contractors; loan closings; assisting with outreach and lottery application processes as needed 

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS 

Members perform day to day service at NOAH and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to 

 

  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017; 

  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings; 

  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars; 

  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and, 

  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office. 

 

This is an AmeriCorps position.  LISC and NOAH will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member. 

 

DESIRED SKILLS 

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods 

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment 

  • Computer skills 

  • Good written and oral communication skills 

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required) 

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to: 

 

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award 

  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service 

  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service 

  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit) 

  • Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS  

  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time  

  • Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service as well as serve the full term of the service 

 

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT 

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member.  Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Websitea State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI searchConsent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application. 

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS 

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.  The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC.  Direct deposit is highly encouraged.  A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible).  For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).    

 

HOW TO APPLY 

 

Wpromote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members. 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process. 

 

Community Engagement & Job Training Coordinator

NOAH

NOAH and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement & Job Training Coordinator.  The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.

ORGANZIATION BACKGROUNDS

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc., (NOAH) is an award-winning non-profit community development corporation providing a range of housing and community development programs and services in the Greater Boston region. Founded in 1987, NOAH initially focused on serving the East Boston community. Although NOAH served every disadvantaged client who came to it for assistance, its special was in aiding new immigrants in need. Today, all NOAH counseling and program staff are bilingual, most in Spanish and English. Over 60% of its clientele is from an ethnic minority household, the majority being either low-income or low/moderate-income. NOAH works towards achieving the National Housing Goal of “a decent home and suitable living environment” for as many underprivileged or underserved individuals as it can within the Greater Boston region. The organizations' 33 full- and part-time staff members are governed by a 16-member Board of Directors. NOAH’s work is guided by its Mission Statement: “NOAH, the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, is an East Boston based community development corporation structured to collaborate with and support residents and communities in their pursuit of affordable housing strategies, environmental justice, community planning, leadership development, and economic development opportunities.  NOAH eagerly partners with those residents, neighborhood entities, municipalities or groups that share similar values and goals in order to improve standards of living, build community, and create social/economic opportunities, especially for low and moderate-income persons, families and disadvantaged groups or areas. NOAH’s goals and programs are built on a commitment to equality, fairness, diversity and respect for all people.”

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play. 

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting new community volunteers from East Boston
  • Assisting in/training youth ages 13-17 who are members of NOAH’s EBE Leadership Youth Crew
  • Develop and implement training curriculum for youth crew members to ensure they have access to valuable vocational job and leadership training
  • Mentor youth crew members to ensure their continued progress towards educational and employment goals
  • Coordinate programming for youth crew around community-based campaigns to improve quality of life for East Boston residents around issues of affordable housing, open-space, and public safety
  • Creating a Volunteer Training Curriculum and/or accompanying manual
  • Creating a process for ongoing communication with/engagement of existing volunteers
  • Training new volunteers
  • Assisting with social media platform content related to volunteer engagement+
  • Supervising active volunteers to ensure effective utilization of individual volunteers’ skill set
  • Measuring and reporting annual volunteer impact
  • Assisting Director of Community Building and Environment with special recruitment efforts around Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation movement in East Boston

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Members perform day to day service at NOAH and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position.  LISC and NOAH will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
  • Proficiency in Spanish greatly desired, but not required

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service
  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
  • Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
  • Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service as well as serve the full term of the service

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member.  Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.  The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC.  Direct deposit is highly encouraged.  A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible).  For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).   

HOW TO APPLY:

Resumes should be sent to Linda Miller-Foster via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

 

Small Business Lending Manager, Boston

We are seeking a Small Business Lending Manager for the New Markets Support Company (NMSC), an affiliate of National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF).  NMSC offers small business financing to underserved areas and people and provides financial services related to the New Markets Tax Credit industry to other organizations.    

The Manager of Small Business Lending will be responsible for the marketing and implementation of a Boston-based collaborative small business lending and capacity building program.  He/she will originate small business loans and provide technical assistance to strengthen and grow existing small businesses with a focus on serving diverse businesses and job creation in underserved communities.  He/she will also manage relationships with lending partners, referral sources, and funders.

Essential Duties: 
  • Develop and/or maintain referral relationships with local lenders in order to fulfill lending goals of the program 
  • Develop small business prospect identification strategies 
  • Evaluate loan opportunities to determine financial viability and compliance with program goals 
  • Lead communications with anchor institution partner organization and lending partners 
  • Work closely with Local Initiatives Support Company (LISC) Boston staff to integrate the program with broader LISC efforts to support small business 
  • Manage small business capacity building strategies and relationships that help owners grow their businesses and provide direct technical assistance to businesses when necessary 
  • Manage marketing efforts, attend conferences and trainings; produce educational and promotional marketing materials 
  • Independently manage the loan origination process for the Boston market 
  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of investment proposals for the Board of Managers and its Small Business Credit Committee  
Job Requirements: 
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business, economics, finance, or equivalent experience 
  • Three years small business lending experience with focus on loan origination 
  • Ability to demonstrate proven track record of successful loan originations and ability to achieve sales goals 
  • Small business credit risk assessment skills 
  • SBA lending experience preferred 
  • Knowledge and experience working in the Boston small business lending and support space; familiarity with disadvantaged Boston neighborhoods is a plus 
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting 
  • Strong analytical ability and proficiency in Excel 
We offer a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package. Submit resume and  cover letter with salary requirements via fax to (312) 360-0804, e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or mail to The National Equity Fund, Human Resources Department, 10 South Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL  60606. 
NEF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
First Source Program Case Manager
Somerville Community Corporation
The Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a First Source Program Case Manager.  The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.
ORGANIZATION BACKGROUNDS

Founded in 1969, Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) is a membership organization with a mission to develop and preserve affordable housing, offer services and programs, and build a collective voice through community organizing and planning in order to realize a stable, diverse, and affordable community. In its 47-year history, SCC has completed over 20 affordable housing projects, resulting in more than 100 ownership units and 184 rental units. We have helped hundreds of adults and young people gain security through counseling, referral and mediation programs. Our organization has also mobilized hundreds of residents to win organizing campaigns around affordable housing, jobs, neighborhood equity, and access to city amenities.

Over the last year, our Real Estate Development Department has continued to put in place property acquisition strategies to help keep Somerville affordable in the face of deepening market pressures. In addition, after years of  promoting a stronger Inclusionary Zoning policy in Somerville, we achieved a truly significant victory this past May, when the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a change in the Somerville Zoning Ordinance to increase the Inclusionary Housing requirement from 12.5% affordable units to 20%. Our Asset Building work has also continued to grow steadily, with robust First-Time Homebuyer and Financial Literacy Programs as well as Individual Development Accounts for Education, in partnership with the Midas Collaborative.

Each of these components is an important piece of SCC’s financial stability work, but it would be fair to say that, currently, our most innovative project is our Somerville First Source Jobs Initiative - the program that will house the 2016-17 AmeriCorps Member. Over the past two years, we have developed an exciting model to link Somerville residents to local jobs. We approach career and job development from both a broad and a client-focused perspective, through a model that brings together the necessary pieces to ensure the success of a local hiring program. As we coach Somerville residents on career issues and provide related services, we create a database of workers seeking employment opportunities in Somerville. At the same time, we make connections and establish relationships with employers to secure a First Look to Somerville residents when they apply for local jobs. All of our work is carried out having the bundling of sustainability-related services as the core strategy, as this approach has been shown to aid clients in the achievement of benchmarks and goals and lead to lasting results in the areas of workforce development, financial education, and income maximization.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play. 

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:

  • Community outreach to potential First Source participants in Somerville, including outreach with Somerville Housing Authority state-supported public housing residents
  • Case management, which includes intake, one-on-one coaching, skill development, job preparation, job matching, and post-placement contact, with a total case load of 75 clients over the course of the member’s term of which 25 of these clients will be placed into jobs.
  • Data tracking of all participants within case load.
  • Workshop facilitation – the member will help facilitate a minimum of five skills training workshops.
  • General program outreach through social media, flyering, and participation in/facilitation of orientation workshops with other organizations and programs
  • Assisting with social media exposure for the First Source Program on Facebook and Twitter
  • Participating in training sessions to develop the skills needed to perform the above responsibilities

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Members perform day to day service at 337 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143 and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position.  As such neither LISC nor Somerville Community Corporation will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Portuguese

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service
  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
  • Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
  • Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member.  Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.  The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC.  Direct deposit is highly encouraged.  A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible).  For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).   

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume to Laura Denison at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

 

Housing Counselor

Metro West Collaborative Development, Inc.

Metro West Collaborative Development, Inc. and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Housing Counselor.  The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.

ORGANZIATION BACKGROUNDS

Metro West CD’s mission is to organize residents, mobilize resources, and identify ideas that improve the quality of life for residents of 21 Metro West communities: Bedford, Belmont, Bolton, Boxborough, Brookline, Concord, Framingham, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Natick, Needham Newton, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston. We accomplish this by:

-   Creating and preserving affordable homes

-   Supporting economic development that strengthens neighborhoods, towns and our region, and

-   Building alliance with partners and constituencies throughout the region in order to increase awareness and build support for community development.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play. 

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

-          Respond to phone inquiries for information about affordable housing opportunities

-          Review Ready Renter applications for completeness

-          Organize and conduct affordable housing information sessions

-          Identify economically disadvantaged clients (households at or below 50% of the Area Median Income) for additional one-on-one support which may include: housing search assistance, application coordination, financial literacy coaching, and/or referrals to landlord-mediation, legal services, job training, or other supportive services.

-          Participate in organization-wide events and strategies that seek to grow support for affordable housing in the 21 towns Metro West CD serves 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Members perform day to day service at Metro West CD and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position.  As such neither LISC nor Metro West CD will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required) 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service
  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
  • Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
  • Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member.  Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application. 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,775 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.  The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC.  Direct deposit is highly encouraged.  A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible).  For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).   

HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Van Campen, Executive Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

 

 
Lead Organizer, Mattapan United
Mattapan Family Service Center
 
LISC Boston's Resilient Communities/Resilient Families (RC/RF) Initiative is an effort in the Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston in which community-based agencies collaborate with residents to address their communities’ challenges and improve quality of life through a community planning process.
 
The Lead Organizer manages a comprehensive community development project related to the RC/RF initiative called Mattapan United (MU) at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center. Lead a grassroots, community-organizing effort that includes outreach to residents, using traditional strategies to engage them in participating in MU activities. Oversee the facilitation and implementation of community plans developed by the community that meet the goals and objectives of MU. Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and interns that work on MU projects. Develop marketing and outreach strategies that ensure that all MU strategies have high visibility in the community, maintaining open communication about project process with committee members and stakeholders. Meet deadlines of submitting budget, reimbursements, final reports, and other grant-related responsibilities as required. Provide project-based supervision of other MY staff as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.
 
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Human Services or related field, and at least one to three years of related experience in community organizing, community development, and neighborhood-based organizations required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning or related field, MBA, MPA, or MPP preferred. Demonstrated successful track record in building coalitions and leading people to action and is able to work with a grassroots organizing approach. Knowledge of the economic, political and social environments of the Boston area, particularly Mattapan and/or other low income neighborhoods and understanding how this knowledge of perception, regulations, or public policy can affect community change. Ability to be politically savvy and to navigate the interests and expectations of multiple constituencies. Ability to speak Spanish and/or Haitian Creole as needed. Ability to take initiative, to develop projects and to leverage resources to support them, and to engage people of diverse backgrounds. Flexibility to work evenings and some weekends. Ability to work with people of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
 

 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment and Boston Tax Help Coalition are seeking a part-time AmeriCorps member to serve as Client Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate will begin service on January 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 900 hours through the end of his/her term on October 31, 2016.

Resumes should be sent to:
Alan Gentle, Director of Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment and Boston Tax Help Coalition
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fax: (617) 541 – 2660
 

The Boston Tax Help Coalition is entering its 15th year providing free tax preparation to low and moderate-income taxpayers and increasing EITC awareness. The EITC is a federal tax credit that can return up to $ 6,242 to qualified taxpayers. In 2015 Boston Tax Help Coalition served nearly 12,000 households and returned over $22 million dollars in refunds to taxpayers. Under direction of the VITA Site Manager, the Client Services Coordinator will assist with volunteer engagement, meet with client to prescreen for eligibility for VITA, Financial Check-Up, including pre-eligibility screening for services, track client referrals to the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment (Roxbury CFE).

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assists in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:

• Conduct client intake functions including, verification of client identity, and assess eligibility for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services.
• Meet with each client to perform quality review of their income tax return, correct discrepancies and submit the return to the Site Manager for procession.
• Co-facilitate site orientation of the VITA program to the volunteer tax preparers and the Boston Tax Help Coalition’s asset development programs.
• Alert client by phone and/or in writing when the return is rejected; meet with clients to explain the tax law associated with rejection and resolve the error if possible; informed clients of the potential adjustment(s) to the projected refund; submit the return to the site manager for processing.
• Inform clients of the Coalition’s asset development programs and recommend appropriate services including access to onsite bank services, MyRA (retirement) account and income supports, etc.
• Insure that each client complete and submit the IRS and MA Electronic Signature Authorization Form to transmit their tax return (s).
• Interface with TaxWise Support Unit, IRS processing Unit and/or MA Department of Revenue processing when necessary to resolve discrepancy with the client tax return.
• Cultivate volunteer engagement;
• Meet with each client to perform the Financial Check-Up, thoroughly review client credit report and FICO Score, link client to the Coalition’s asset development services, and referral to Roxbury CFE for braided services.
• Interface with Roxbury CFE Coaching staff to support client financial capability, access to income supports and employment coaching to foster retention and client goals.
• Certify as VITA volunteer at the Advance Level, IRS Standard of Conduct and Quality Reviewer.

Members perform day to day service at the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment and Boston Tax Help Coalition but are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

 Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2016;
 Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
 Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
 Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
 Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position. As such neither LISC nor Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment and Boston Tax Help Coalition will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

Desired Skills
 Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
 Ability to work independently and in a team environment
 Computer skills
 Good written and oral communication skills
 Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
 General familiarity with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs, the tax preparation market for low-income filers and EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit)
 Experience in marketing to low-income audiences, especially around asset development services
 Comfort working with low-income, culturally diverse individuals; sensitivity to the challenges faced by low-income families
 Ability to work independently and troubleshoot complex problems with minimal guidance
 Attention to detail and willingness to develop, document and follow written procedures
 Overall professionalism, particularly with regard to respecting customer data privacy policy
 Strong organizational skills and computer proficiency.

Program Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

 Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
 Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
 Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS (is different than documentation for employment)
 Be eligible to earn a full-time education award
 Be eligible to perform a term of national service
 Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time and within that time period complete a minimum of 900 hours of service
 Be available for service from January 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016
 

Program Benefits
Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $2,865 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $8,000. The stipend is paid in 20 equal checks twice a month. Direct deposit is available and highly encouraged.

 
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